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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics ( Call for Entries (Research Papers/ Poetry), deadline 6th June 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 4:22am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics is an International Print and Online Literary Journal published as a quarterly (online, ISSN 2278-9650) and bi-yearly (print, ISSN 2278-9642).


Coldnoon: Travel Poetics invites writers and researchers to submit their original works of poetry, creative non-fiction, art/book/film reviews or research papers on travel/travel poetics for publication in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Jun '13, Issue VII (online). The works published in the forthcoming issue will be republished in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics, Autumn 2013, along with the subsequent online issue of Sep '13, Issue VIII, in October, 2013.

AGSE 2013 International Conference

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:27am
CEPT University

AGSE series of conferences is an interdisciplinary, international forum for sharing knowledge and expertise among the scientists, academia, researchers, professionals and industry about Geoinformatics with specific focus on its applications. The event, organized in collaboration with Stuttgart University and CEPT University, will be held in Ahmedabad, India in December 2013. The conference aims to gather ideas and approaches for enhancing knowledge on applied Geoinformatics for the betterment of society and environment. It will focus on the issues of changing world and the challenges occurring in solving those issues with the help of Geographical Information Science and other Geo-Spatial Technologies.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:54pm
SAMLA African American Literature Regular Session

2013 is the 50th anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois' death and the 110th anniversary of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk. To commemorate these anniversaries, the African American Literature regular session at SAMLA seeks papers exploring DuBois' legacy and influence(s) within the African American literary tradition (including, perhaps, papers interrogating that very term through a DuBoisian lens). Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to, engagements with the following intentionally broad questions:

Special Issue: Literature and American Exceptionalism (September 1, 2013)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:50pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

In what ways does literature reinforce, contest, and amend the discourse of American exceptionalism? Exceptionalism in its simplest form refers to a range of nationalist beliefs that together locate the United States as exemplary in relation to other nation-states. Although not coined until 1929 and not popularized until the postwar period, exceptionalism appears in different forms throughout American history, from John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" to Harry Truman's "leader of the free world" to, most recently, George W. Bush's "nation with a mission." The latter's declaration of the ongoing Global War on Terror in September 2001 has provoked further debate among scholars on the enduring legacy of exceptionalist claims.

LiNQ Special Journal Issue "Capture" calls for papers and writing, closing July 31, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:46pm
LiNQ Literature and Literary Studies Journal

LiNQ is a 40-year old print and online peer-reviewed literary journal associated with James Cook University in Australia. Each year we print a special issue and call for scholarly essays and fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that addresses our special theme.

This year's theme is Capture.

We call for academic articles and creative submissions (fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and poems) that document and question the acts of capturing, selection, preservation and representation:

Financing the Frontier: Money and the Cinematic West November 20-24, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 6:07pm
Film & History

Film and television Westerns, especially those treating the American West, often disguise the role of money as a narrative element, a structuring and thematic principle, just as the external systems of production, distribution, consumption, and appropriation often disguise the role of money behind the glitter and glamour of celebrity. Financial matters play second fiddle, either to cowboy virtue or to movie-star verve. Whether it is disguised or advertised, however, money is a complex figure in the cinematic Western. How, for example, does money define heroes or villains or the national character itself? When does the ethical or moral identity of the frontier landowner or cattle rancher complement or conflict with his or her financial station?

Smart, Sincere, and Quirky Auteurs – SAMLA (Atlanta, 11/8 to 11/10)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:26pm
Pete Kunze (Louisiana State University)

I seek papers for a panel on auteurship in recent Hollywood cinema, especially films that have alternately been called the "New Sincerity" (Collins), "smart" (Sconce), "Mumblecore" (Masunaga), "post-pop" (Mayshark), and "quirky" (MacDowell).

[UPDATE - deadline extended] 5th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 20-21, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:27pm
Louisiana Folklife Center / Northwestern State University of Louisiana


The 5th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 20-21, 2013 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Preserving Louisiana."

*Pride and Prejudice* at 200

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 2:02pm

Call for Papers

"*Pride and Prejudice* at 200"

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 3-6, 2014

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Host: Susquehanna University

In 1813, Jane Austen's *Pride and Prejudice* was sent forth into the world, to become one of the most beloved Anglophone novels. This panel invites papers that put Austen's work into conversation with contemporaneous and modern-day cultural issues, especially surprising or heterodox influences or resonances. Considerations of the novel's adaptations are particularly welcome. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Lauren Cameron at by September 30, 2013.

New Directions in Reception Study (Reception Study Society at SAMLA 85)

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:09pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Reception Study Society (RSS) seeks papers on the 2013 SAMLA conference's special focus. We welcome submissions that explore receptions of texts across various media including novels, poetry, drama, nonfiction, film, electronic media, or material culture. Papers dealing with receptions across media or pedagogical approaches of reader-response or reception studies are especially welcome. By June 21, 2013, please submit 250-500 word abstracts with a brief (1 page) CV to Paul Dahlgren, Georgia Southwestern State University, at

Ekphrasis in American Poetry, MMLA Convention, Milwaukee, WI, Nov 7-10, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:26am
Midwest Modern Language Association

Ekphrasis in American Poetry
American poets have always been fascinated with art, and sometimes artists have been inspired by poems as the germ for their works. In this session we invite papers examining the mutual influence between poetry and other art forms and we encourage panelists to adopt a broad interpretation of the term "ekphrasis."

Please send 200-word abstracts for 15-20 minute talks by June 14th to Sandra Lee Kleppe, sandra.kleppe AT

For more details on the Midwest Modern Language Association Convention, see their website:

Popular and Current Art Submissions and Criticism Wanted: Open Deadline

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 1:37am
Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D./ Anaphora Literary Press

While great works of literature were written in the 19th century and prior, we live today in an age with major problems and solutions in the realm of art and communication that should be addressed by current artists and critics. The tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal is in its 5th volume and 5th year in operation. It is available on EBSCO, ProQuest and in print from various distribution channels. It has published interviews with best-selling young adult authors like Cinda Williams Chima and Carrie Ryan, as well as with winners of the Brooklyn Film Festival, and top academic editors across the country. PLJ's special issues have focused on film, fiction, British literature, formalism, new historicism, and various other fields.

World Congress on Education (WCE-2013)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:39pm
Infonomics Society

The WCE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the
advancement of the theory and practices in education. The WCE
promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and
professionals from Education. The aim of WCE is to provide
an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various
educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the
knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of
pedagogy. The WCE-2013 invites research papers that encompass
conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance

The topics in WCE-2013 include but are not confined to the
following areas:

International Conference on Romanticism, September 26-29, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 5:33pm
Robert Anderson/ ICR

2013 International Conference on Romanticism
"Romantic Relations"
September 26-29, 2013
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

The International Conference on Romanticism would love to increase the presence of Americanists at its annual conference-- all the more so given our globalist, transnational, transatlantic critical moment. We are extending the deadline for submissions until June 1st. We hope Americanists working across areas of 18th and 19th century studies will consider joining us.

QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking (SAMLA: 11/8-10/13)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 4:41pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 2013 Conference, Atlanta, GA

We live in a world of people who seemingly cannot stop talking! Oft times it presents a competition of who is able to attract the most attention. This session will explore the premise of Susan Cain's book,Quiet. People who prefer reading to partying or listening to speaking are considered introverts. They are innovative and make significant contributions, but dislike self
-promotion. They are often labeled "quiet" and sometimes this description alludes to negative connotations. Perhaps their being
quiet is a personality characteristic or a product of their environment; perhaps their reserved nature is due to the hesitation of self-expression. However, from Van Gogh's